case study – lac Etchemin

by | Jun 7, 2021 | Case study, CONTROLLED ACCESS

The challenge

Lac Etchemin is an important attraction for the municipality and its citizens. Protecting the lake from aquatic invasive species was therefore necessary for its preservation. This is why the Association du Club Nautique du Lac-Etchemin decided to install a watercraft decontamination station one year earlier. Before proceeding with the washing station project, it was necessary to identify the needs in terms of equipment and also to define their location in the infrastructure.

The solution

During the first phase, our equipment was rented. This made it possible to determine which equipment best met the Association’s needs and to find ways to locate the washing station while considering their boat ramp and building. Different types of boats use this ramp, including water sports and fishing boats. This is why this new station uses a heated pressure washer and Ozero Solutions technology to decontaminate internal piping. In addition, the pressure washer hose was installed on a mast to facilitate washing watercraft exteriors.

The result

A few weeks after the agreement with the Association du Club Nautique du Lac-Etchemin, the equipment necessary for the decontamination station was ready for installation.

During the first installation day, the Ozero Solutions team installed the equipment and oversaw the different trades at the site. The following day, Association du Club Nautique du Lac-Etchemin members were trained on the use of the pressure washer and on Ozero Solutions technology. After these two days, the station was therefore ready to decontaminate the watercraft.

“Their approach of renting to test their technology before purchasing convinced us to do business with the Ozero Solutions team. During this rental, we were able to see their professionalism as well as their expertise. Throughout the completion of the project, the team was very flexible in responding to our different needs. They guided us in carrying out the project, from choosing the equipment to training our members in the field. They were always available to support us in the project process.”


The municipality then wanted to automate its process. We offered them a payment system linked to the washing station. This system provides several benefits: 

  • Integrated payment system for different packages
  • Instructional videos about washing watercraft
  • Issuance of a ticket to open the gate
  • Issuance of a washing certificate with the boat’s information for the nautical or land patrol.

This system enables better control of boaters’ arrivals.